Graniteville (HM1GBY)

Location: Nevada City, CA 95959 Nevada County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 26.343', W 120° 44.553'

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A camp established in this area in 1850 was called Eureka; then later, Eureka So. By 1856 it sometimes had a winter population of 1000. Rich placer mining deposits were played out by 1865, but quartz mining continued. By 1887, total gold taken from this area was estimated at 20 million dollars. Area also important as distribution point for water from reservoirs, fed to hydraulic mines below by ditches. Name changed to Graniteville when post office was established on Aug. 26, 1867.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1992
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, William Bull Meek - William Morris Stewart Chapter 10
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 9:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 694272 N 4367932
Decimal Degrees39.43905000, -120.74255000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.343', W 120° 44.553'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 20.58" N, 120° 44' 33.18" W
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Area Code(s)530
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35100-35320 N Bloomfield-Graniteville Rd, Nevada City CA 95959, US
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